HC Deb 23 July 1929 vol 230 cc1120-1W

asked the Home Secretary whether ho will take steps to remove the censorship on Russian films which deal with incidents of Russian history, such as the Cruiser Potemkin, etc.?


The censorship of films in this country rests with the British Board of Film Censors and local authorities. I have no control over either, and I am not prepared to recommend any interference with their existing powers. Apart from such censorship, steps have been taken in a few instances to prevent the importation and exhibition of certain Russian films of a propagandist character. Any such case coming before me will be carefully considered on its merits.